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worse. dr. jon lapook on why bladder cancer patients almost never get the recommended treatment. and a pilot crashed into lake huron. >> i'm, like, oh, my god, you survived a plane crash, now you're going to drown. >> schieffer: then came the hard part: lasting 18 hours in 10- foot waves. dean reynolds has his amazing survival story. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott is off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. the house finally passed the republican plan to raise the debt limit tonight, but that's just one step, and the days are now dwindling down to a precious few. here's how it looks tonight. as of today, the government has less than $39 billion on hand to pay its bills. by tuesday, it will be less than $26 billion; by wednesday, less than $15 billion. but here's where the crunch comes: on wednesday, the government will owe $23 billion to social security recipients. we've got a team of correspondents on this important story tonight, and we're going to start at the capitol with nancy cordes. nancy? >> reporter
extension in six months or so, after congress can identify more cuts. on face the nation, ears senator jon kyl said that would satisfy the republican aim of offsetting any increase in the debt ceiling with equal or greater cuts in spending. >> if we can reduce spending by a trillion dollars, then we extend the debt ceiling a trillion dollars worth and that would take it at least through the end of this year. >> but the president warned on friday he would veto that approach. president obama called for an increase in the debt ceiling. >> we have to extend this debt ceiling through the next election, into 2013. >> treasury secretary time geithner argued today that anything less would inject too muchen certainty into a weak dme. >> we can't adopt a approach that leaves the threat of deal hanging over the country. that would be deeply irresponsible to do. >> both sides blame the other for dragging the economy to the brink over of all things raising the debt ceiling, a typically uneventful affair congress has successful carried out more than 70 times. >> i would just say to to speaker boehner th
was former utah governor jon huntsman, the most moderate of the candidates vying for the anti-romney vote. huntsman has already ruled out competing in iowa and understands new hampshire is a must-win state. >> it is absolutely central to victory. this is a state you must win. >> reporter: in iowa, which votes first in a presidential contest, candidates were fighting for the social conservative vote. there were long shots newt gingrich and rick santorum. as well as tea party sensation michele bachmann. a recent poll has the minnesota congresswoman in a statistical dead heat with romney while gingrich and santorum barely made a dent in the single digits. tim pawlenty also polled poorly there. he raised a disappointing $4.2 million this quarter and has had no public event over the holiday weekend. but those in the bottom half of the poll can take comfort in the fact that the early polls don't tell us that much. this time four years ago mike huckabee was way down at 4% right where rick santorum is today. huckabee ended up winning iowa. >> jan crawford in washington this morning, thanks. >>> j
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